'Durabuilt Dudes' Raise $15,000 for MOvember

December 5, 2011

To help raise money and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, 52 employees at Durabuilt Windows & Doors recently particpated in MOvember, growing moustaches during the month of November.  The team, known as the Durabuilt Dudes, raised more than $15,000, ranking 120th out of the 30,000 teams participating across Canada.

 The Durabuilt Dudes

“We discussed participating for a couple of years, but we really wanted to make an impact—and for our first year we’re very happy with what we have accomplished,” says Harry Sunner, VP at the Edmonton, Alberta-based manufacturer.  “We had 52 participants and exceeded our initial fundraising goal substantially. The response from all of our staff, building partners, dealers and suppliers has been exceptional.”

The Durabuilt Dudes promoted the fundraiser wherever they went, including a recent Canadian Home Builders Association dinner in Edmonton, where the support and response was said to be overwhelming. 

“We had a Durabuilt Dudes wall in both of the lunch rooms with all the men’s photos displayed for everyone to view and vote for,” adds Joe Sunner, president. “Each week a new photo was added to the wall. The staff would pay one dollar per vote in an effort to choose the week’s best 'mo,' with those funds also going toward the goal.

“I’m proud of our team," he continues. "This is the first moustache I’ve ever grown and I will definitely be growing one again next year. The Durabuilt Team has been touched directly and indirectly by the effects of cancer and this year’s inaugural MOvember campaign not only raised much needed funds, but it also helped build camaraderie throughout the company, reinforcing our corporate culture and commitment to the community—we’re making a difference, one moustache at a time.”